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Supply Chain Shaman

Manufacturing is the foundation of my interest in supply chain management. Supply Chain and Design. This was the beginning of my journey from manufacturing to understanding larger supply chain concepts. I knew nothing about the world of logistics, inventory management and order optimization. Much to my chagrin, when I entered into the world of supply chain, the processes of source, make and deliver were usually not designed.

Who said supply chains are boring?: Reader Email

Supply Chains Rock

Who said supply chains are boring? Whenever I tell a friend, colleague or family member about my job as soon as the words "supply chain" are muttered I immediately see glassy eyes followed by a yawn or two. Little do they realize that every time they discard or recycle a carton of milk they are completing the end of the supply chain cycle. Without supply chains consumers would be stuck using products that they had to make or grow with their own two hands.

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Who said supply chains are boring?: Thinking End to End on.

Supply Chains Rock

Who said supply chains are boring? Whenever I tell a friend, colleague or family member about my job as soon as the words "supply chain" are muttered I immediately see glassy eyes followed by a yawn or two. Little do they realize that every time they discard or recycle a carton of milk they are completing the end of the supply chain cycle. Without supply chains consumers would be stuck using products that they had to make or grow with their own two hands.

Boom Time for the Shared Economy within Supply Chain

Logistics Bureau

In logistics and supply chain management, however, transport and warehousing are the most significant sharing processes thanks to a welter of economic benefits for all parties—and the trend is accelerating despite the dampening effect of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Walmart: 3 Keys to Successful Supply Chain Management any Business Can Follow

Cerasis

However, one thing that should come to mind is the prowess of the retail giant’s supply chain excellence. million employees without a focus on good supply chain management. Not only has Walmart excelled over the decades in traditional supply chain management but with recent news as of late, Walmart is also focused on continuous improvement by investing more into emerging technologies to capture more of the e-commerce market as well as a focus on sustainability.

Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2018

Material Handling and Logistics

We salute the year’s top advancements in supply chain technology and processes. Thanks to omni-channel distribution, 3-D printing, self-service logistics and other avenues of disintermediation, traditional supply chain roles are rapidly being transformed into all-new opportunities.

Is Hyperloop the Next Great Supply Chain Technology?

Kinaxis

by Melissa Clow This guest post comes to us from Argentus Supply Chain Recruiting , a boutique recruitment firm specializing in Supply Chain Management. We’re always trying to stay on top of Supply Chain developments at Argentus. The proposed first route between Los Angeles and San Francisco would cut travel times from 4 hours to 35 minutes. For one thing, the technology’s immense speed would allow greater Supply Chain flexibility.

Supply Chain Technology Roundup: Drones and Droids

Elementum

How will these emergent technologies affect supply chains? Unmanned Systems in the Supply Chain. In the supply chain space, these flying devices are on the cusp of transforming how companies deliver goods into the hands of customers. While they remain a relatively rare sight (except for people who happen to live in Washington, DC, or the San Francisco Bay Area), delivery robots may soon begin to appear on sidewalks throughout the U.S.

Supply Chain Technology Roundup: Drones and Droids

Elementum

How will these emergent technologies affect supply chains? Unmanned Systems in the Supply Chain. In the supply chain space, these flying devices are on the cusp of transforming how companies deliver goods into the hands of customers.

Accelerate your Supply Chain Management at Oracle OpenWorld 2019

Oracle SCM

Starting today, leaders of finance, operations, supply chain, human resources, marketing, and IT from around the globe are coming together at Oracle OpenWorld 2019. As a supply chain professional, OOW19 is the perfect occasion to adopt best practices, hear of the latest transformative technologies of today, and learn how businesses like yours can leverage this innovation for the future. Unlock New Opportunities in End-to-End Integrated Logistics with IoT and Analytics.

This Week in Logistics News (October 13-17, 2014)

Talking Logistics

If you go back a decade ago, analysts like me urged companies to view logistics as a competitive weapon, but the advice fell mostly on deaf ears. Most companies viewed logistics as a cost center, with little strategic value; unfortunately, many companies still view logistics that way today. It previously served the San Francisco Bay Area and parts of New York City and Los Angeles. and the grocery-store chain Lucky—have dropped out.

This Week in Logistics News (September 26-30, 2016)

Talking Logistics

Another Friday where I have limited time, so let’s go straight to this week’s supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention: Uber to move freight, target trucking for the long haul (Reuters). Elementum Expands Supply Chain Management Suite with New Inventory App Powered by World’s Product Graph™. Moving from trucking to ocean transportation, San Francisco startup Flexport Inc.

Oracle OpenWorld 2018 Logistics Sessions Wrap up

Oracle SCM

Oracle OpenWorld took place at the Moscone Center in downtown San Francisco a couple of weeks ago, and amongst the vast array of keynotes and educational sessions were seven logistics sessions. Logistics Oracle Supply Chain Management

The Exploding Use of Robotics in Logistics and Manufacturing

Cerasis

Robotics is not just a way to help companies, but many manufacturers have recognized how robots can improve their supply chain processes, benefit the company, and drive their future success. With major companies taking the initiative to develop and encourage the growth of robotics in logistics and manufacturing industries, the possibilities for the future are endless. Driving Forces Behind Robotics in Logistics in Manufacturing.

This Week in Logistics News (June 15-19, 2015)

Talking Logistics

It’s the last Friday of school and my kids are showing off their work this morning, so as I fill my coffee mug and get ready for the walk to school, let’s go straight to the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: Amazon’s Next Delivery Drone: You (WSJ – sub. Cloud Logistics Offers New Innovations in Second Upgrade of 2015. Infor Advanced Planning Optimizes Supply Chains. Robinson is a Talking Logistics sponsor.

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Smart Supply Chains Adapt to Overcome COVID-19 Challenges

Logistics Bureau

Almost 75 percent of US companies are experiencing capacity shortfalls in their supply chains, due to Coronavirus-linked transport disruptions , a new study has shown. With some 5 million companies impacted by China’s supply chain woes, the picture is similar in other parts of the world. A study of the tactics employed by companies falling into category 2 may provide lessons in shrewd supply chain management that we could all learn from.

Disrupting Logistics Ain’t Easy

Talking Logistics

But Uber never expanded beyond the initial three cities [New York City, San Francisco, and Chicago]…Uber also faced stiff competition in same-day deliveries from a variety of startups and larger rivals, including Deliv Inc. Shyp and UberRUSH are just the latest reminders that disrupting the logistics industry ain’t easy. The fact is that old habits die hard in logistics. Defining Success in Logistics.

The Ultimate List of Top Logistics Startups – Blog

Freightos

Logistics is the prime example of a changing industry – colossal, ripe for disruption and utterly opaque. Enough to go through every single article published in the top tech blogs – Techcrunch, Verge, Mashable and Recode – since 2007 to count how often articles about logistics startups, freight or cargo were published. It’s no coincidence that Transport Intelligence just emailed me an invitation to The Future of Logistics conference. Logistics.

Disruptive Times Require Adaptive Supply Chains

Enterra Insights

New business models are constantly challenging more traditional ones and supply chains need to adapt to these changing conditions. In particular, the supply chain is ripe for innovation. The future of the supply chain. Supply chain transformation is not a new phenomenon. Supply chains have been around since people realized they had things worth trading. Some beneficial outcomes of supply chain transformation.

SMB Shippers Find Stability With 3PLs During COVID-19

Freight Center

Health and supply chain issues are always on their plates, but not at the level they are today. In some parts of the country, entire metropolitan areas, such as the San Francisco Bay area, are on virtual lockdown, as people have been instructed to “shelter in place.” For SMB shippers, Third Party Logistics providers ( 3PL s) like FreightCenter offer a lifeline of stability when it’s needed most.

This Week in Logistics News (October 12-16, 2015)

Talking Logistics

— In this week’s supply chain and logistics news… DSV agrees to acquire UTi Worldwide Inc. Here are some details from the press release: The acquisition of UTi is expected to increase DSV’s annual revenue by approximately 50%…Pro forma 2014 revenue amounts to approximately USD 13 billion (DKK 75 billion) and the combined workforce will grow to 44,000 people in 84 countries, 848 offices and 339 logistics facilities.

This Week in Logistics News (April 4-8, 2016)

Talking Logistics

Moving on, here’s the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: Trucking Stocks Tumble on Downgrade, Pricing Outlook (WSJ- sub. Descartes Showcases Logistics Technology Platform Innovations at Global User and Partner Conference. McLeod Software Unveils New Business Process Automation Solutions for Logistics Companies. New Study: 70% of Executives have started Digital Supply Chain Transformation.

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This Week in Logistics News (November 17-21, 2014)

Talking Logistics

Menlo Logistics Keen to Build on 2014 Growth in South Asia. DHL Supply Chain commits EUR 218m to develop logistics infrastructure in China. Here are some details from the press release: Airclic’s cloud-based mobile solutions help streamline and automate complex ‘last mile’ logistics processes. DHL Supply Chain : [The company] announced it will commit a further EUR 113 million in China as its strategy gains traction.

This Week in Logistics News (October 20-24, 2014)

Talking Logistics

The Postal Service wins approval to deliver groceries in San Francisco (Internet Retailer). Chains have been seeking to dial back the cost of a perk they had used aggressively to encourage shoppers to use their websites. Note: Manhattan Associates and Transplace are Talking Logistics sponsors. The post This Week in Logistics News (October 20-24, 2014) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

Warehouses are the next HOT investment triggered by the digital transformation of the supply chain

NC State SCRC

This is a perfect example of how the physics of supply chains, which are often overlooked, are fundamental to understanding and enabling the “digital transformation” that is discussed so often in the press. The shift toward online shopping is reconfiguring supply chains and shaping the fortunes of industrial landlords, with demand especially high in and around large cities, where e-commerce has taken off fastest.

How Product Design Impacts the Supply Chain

Logichain Solutions

Ever wondered what impact your product design decision has on the supply chain? Collaboration between marketing, product development, finance, procurement and supply chain teams saves costs along the value chain and gives your brand a competitive advantage. A product might be attractive for customers but drive unnecessary supply chain costs because of the impact the product design has on sourcing, packaging, production, warehousing and transportation.

How Product Design Impacts the Supply Chain

Logichain Solutions

Ever wondered what impact your product design decision has on the supply chain? Collaboration between marketing, product development, finance, procurement and supply chain teams saves costs along the value chain and gives your brand a competitive advantage. A product might be attractive for customers but drive unnecessary supply chain costs because of the impact the product design has on sourcing, packaging, production, warehousing and transportation.

How Product Design Impacts the Supply Chain

Logichain Solutions

Ever wondered what impact your product design decision has on the supply chain? Collaboration between marketing, product development, finance, procurement and supply chain teams saves costs along the value chain and gives your brand a competitive advantage. A product might be attractive for customers but drive unnecessary supply chain costs because of the impact the product design has on sourcing, packaging, production, warehousing and transportation.

Top Digital Supply Chain Cities in the U.S.

Material Handling & Logistics

A look at the supply chain readiness of several major U.S. Deloitte Consulting and the Metro Atlanta Chamber have teamed up to analyze how seven large metropolitan areas of the United States are transforming their traditional supply chain base into digital supply chains. The following slideshow offers a look at how the seven cities studied ended up in the overall rankings of their digital supply chains. San Francisco Bay area.

This Week in Logistics News (November 30 – December 4, 2015)

Talking Logistics

My daughter’s second grade class is sharing their work this morning, so in the interest of time, let’s go straight to the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: Descartes Acquires Oz Development, Inc. Final ‘Driver Coercion’ rule is published in Federal Register, will take effect in January (Logistics Management). Acquisitions in the logistics space continue. Note: Descartes is a Talking Logistics sponsor.

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Top 20: The Ultimate Logistics Technology Roundup

Freightos

Logistics startups are popping up everywhere. Logistics start-ups investments shot up from 0.1% We’ve rounded up the top 20 logistics technology innovations changing the way over $18 trillion dollars of goods are shipped annually. Here we go: Technology Innovations in Logistics. Uber-ification of logistics : Fine, we said it. On-demand logistics services from mobile devices are on the rise. Supply Chain Quarterly , from Lew Manci @CrownEquipment ].

Building a scalable supply chain for food startups

Logichain Solutions

“Scaling your supply chain” is a term often used by startups. But what does it actually mean, how can you scale your supply chain, and how is “scaling” different from “growth”? One way to keep up with the increasing demand is to add labor and equipment to the operations and supply chain. Although the sales volume is growing, so are the supply chain costs. Here are some tips on how to make the supply chain more scalable: Commit to scale.

Building a scalable supply chain for food startups

Logichain Solutions

“Scaling your supply chain” is a term often used by startups. But what does it actually mean, how can you scale your supply chain, and how is “scaling” different from “growth”? One way to keep up with the increasing demand is to add labor and equipment to the operations and supply chain. Although the sales volume is growing, so are the supply chain costs.

Building a scalable supply chain for food startups

Logichain Solutions

“Scaling your supply chain” is a term often used by startups. But what does it actually mean, how can you scale your supply chain, and how is “scaling” different from “growth”? One way to keep up with the increasing demand is to add labor and equipment to the operations and supply chain. Although the sales volume is growing, so are the supply chain costs.

This Week in Logistics News (July 14-18, 2014)

Talking Logistics

DHL launches new logistics service for life sciences products handled at extremely low temperatures. UPS Capital – Sponsored Study Shows Supply Chain Risk Mitigation Strategies Lacking. Penske Logistics Joins CargoNet to Enhance Supply Chain Security. It’s not new, it’s not sexy, but B2B connectivity is coming out of the shadows and becoming an important factor in creating an end-to-end supply chain solution.”